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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:16 pm

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Wow. Those are way smaller than I thought they'd be. Maybe as small as World's Smallest Jaguar.


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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 pm

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Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wow. Those are way smaller than I thought they'd be. Maybe as small as World's Smallest Jaguar.


Who wants to start a betting pool on how quickly someone will accidentally inhale these?

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby megamanfan » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:06 pm

but like... he's already a planet. you're supposed to live in a city, but he's already a planet. who would he be a city for? how would that even work with him ALREADY BEING A PLANET?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:13 pm

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megamanfan wrote:but like... he's already a planet. you're supposed to live in a city, but he's already a planet. who would he be a city for? how would that even work with him ALREADY BEING A PLANET?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:34 am

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That city mode would probably take up nearly an entire card table top. I kind of like it, sort of reminds me of Cybertron Primus' battle station/space craft mode. I'm sure people will be their own fan modes now that this has been brought to our attention.

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:22 pm

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:34 pm

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New production update for HasLab Unicron.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby no-one » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:43 pm

Sabrblade wrote:New production update for HasLab Unicron.
That's some really cool insight in how things are done.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby First-Aid » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:New production update for HasLab Unicron.
That's some really cool insight in how things are done.


My thoughts exactly. In exchange for backing, we are getting an extremely in depth look at the production process...maybe more than we've ever seen before. And honestly, this may be the biggest perk. Fascinating process!
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:48 pm

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Even though it's not named as such, can this be considered a Masterpiece Unicron?
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Haslab Unicron:Production Update #1

Postby Burn » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:18 am

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It's been a few coffee breaks since we last heard anything about Hasbro's War for Cybertron Unicron, and now Hasbro have released the first (in what will hopefully be on-going) production update in which they discuss "tool start".

HasLab wrote:Tool start is when we begin the process of manufacturing the tools, or molds, that will be used to create each piece of this massive figure. However, before tool start, we need a tool layout. A tool layout is the plan that organizes all the pieces that make up the figure into different tools. One tool might make five small pieces, while another tool might make one big one. The number of pieces in a tool vary based on the material, color and size.


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Read more about the process and check out a short <1 minute video about the tool start process on the Hasbro Pulse website.

Whether you backed Unicron or not, this is still a fascinating look behind the scenes of what it takes to bring our beloved plastic crack to retail. Feel free to add your thoughts about this process, or just have a good old chinwag on our Energon Pub Forums!
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:12 am

"...AND THE ARK SHIP!" is actually a Movie shuttle. Titanium gave us the same mix up, so at least it's tradition.

And all these years, I never realized how much Unicron's head is shaped like Darth Vader's, until seeing it unassembled on the blueprints. Adds a new dimension to the SW Crossovers Death Star; I need to remember how to transform mine again someday...
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Tobias062003 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:19 am

They don't even show Hot Rod. It's just 2 Galvatrons :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby blackeyedprime » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 am

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lets hope they are better at assembling rather than naming :) at least they aren't calling him Decepticon Unicron again...yet.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby MCutter » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:24 am

I'm just praying they actually put the assembled product through some serious real-world stress testing before deeming it ready for for full production. Stress marks and broken ratchet joints from normal use are awful on any retail figure, but if they happen on something this irreplaceable...
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Flashwave » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:41 pm

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I hope they do more reports like these... A lot more. I thunk its cool and important to show their fans what actually goes on in the design and development phase.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:43 pm

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Flashwave wrote:I hope they do more reports like these... A lot more. I thunk its cool and important to show their fans what actually goes on in the design and development phase.

Agree with this. Also keeps him in our minds while it's going, and will give us a very close look at the whole process
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 am

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A minor thing but, The Revenge would have made a lot more thematic sense, as a freebie mini-ship. Especially as not a single Autobot Shuttle ever shared screen time with Unicron.

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:33 pm

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Granted I came nowhere close to getting A Unicron myself, but it's price is more like ONE Expensive Car payment, or 1/2-1/3 of most people's Rent/Mortgage for one month
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Haslab Unicron Update 2, Including Test Sample And Comparison Photos

Postby Bounti76 » Fri May 08, 2020 10:31 am

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Thanks to an email from Haslab, those who helped crowdfund War for Cybertron Unicron have been treated to a thorough update, with several interesting pictures included!

In these chaotic times, the Chaos Bringer finds order.

Even working from home, our engineers are working hard to keep Unicron development on track. Below you'll see images of what we call a T1 sample, which stands for Test 1. It's the first time we run the molds with plastic so the sample is very rough. It's not the final colors and the parts don't all fit exactly right at this stage. We normally don't see T1 samples in Rhode Island, usually we wait until EP1, which stands for Engineering Pilot 1, to get the first samples. But for the immense Planet Eater we wanted the samples earlier in the process.



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Here is 1 mold which includes the face of Unicron. This is what the plastic is run through in the factory.



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And we're also treated to a cool shot showing Unicron on a kitchen counter, including some interesting information about his dimensions.


The Chaos Bringer really brings the whole room together. And fills the space nicely in planet mode at 33 inches tall and 37 inches wide including his ring. Without the ring he's 20 inches wide. Again, since we're still in these very early stages, all dimensions are approximate and subject to changes.



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And just for a fun size comparison, there are a few size comparisons with a Hasbro engineer's cat showing us just how big he is.... and apparently how tasty he is, too.

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Last, but not least, we get our first look at Unicron's immense packaging, which can fit a normal sized HUMAN inside it.

If you were wondering what possible vessel could hold the mighty Unicron, the answer is this giant 26” x 26” x 26” box. Fun Fact: Our 6-foot tall brand manager can fit inside. We checked.


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If you're interested in reading the entire update, please click here to be taken to Haslab's update on the Planet Eater, and feel free to discuss these new pictures and updates below!
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Solrac333 » Fri May 08, 2020 11:01 am

Very nice. My cats will enjoy the back scratcher.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Lexomatic » Fri May 08, 2020 11:14 am

I'm always intrigued by insight into toy manufacturing, and I appreciate Hasbro providing this, but it doesn't change the design's fundamental (a) unwieldy size and (b) quantity of shellformer kibble. Those bother me -- IMHO and YMMV.

By contrast and FWIW, here's an April review by Ben's Collectables of a test shot of the Zeta Toys/01-Studios "Cell" toy, which is much more elegant in parts-reuse for the outer hulls of both the planet and robot modes.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Ravage2031 » Fri May 08, 2020 11:17 am

I can't wait. Would have been cool if the box design was G1 style. Not like he's going to stay in it though.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 am

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Unicron is looking suitably impressive :D wonder how much the developers can flog the test shots for after wards
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby transformnerd114 » Fri May 08, 2020 12:06 pm

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The colors on this test version remind me of Energon Deadend, fittingly enough.
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